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has to decide it wants to change. >> the dustup over chuck hagel and, george, the republicans delayed this. i don't understand what's going on. a lot who voted against having the vote said, no, no, i'll let it happen in two weeks. are the republicans playing it dangerous game by blocking hagel and brennan, defense and cia when they know that both of them are ultimately going to be confirmed. >> because they do know that and because most sensible republicans believe that a president is owed vast deference in picking his cabinet because the cabinet leaves when he leaves and the cabinet exist to implement his policies neither is true of judicial appointment, for example, now, chuck hagel took that principle and made it really hard to subscribe to with this appalling performance in his hearing. nevertheless, if the president wants a terrible secretary of defense, he's got a right to him. and i think he'll get him. >> big endorsement. >> why the republicans playing this game. >> there's a second 2kri part which george would subscribe to. the constitution divides power. this is one of the f
on "world news now" -- hot seat. former republican senator chuck hagel faces demanding commissions from his former gop colleagues. >> could criticism put his nomination as defense secretary into jeopardy it? is friday, february 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good friday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm sunny hostin. we'll get to the political fireworks. there were many surrounding chuck hagel. that issen o ein our top story. the unforgettable disaster in the skies exactly ten years ago. today's remembrances following the shuttle "columbia" explosion. who doesn't remember that? that was devastating. >> a decade. amazing how fast the time does go. and to a developing story on the west coast. was an airline jetliner forced to land after a member of the cockpit crew passed out. we'll look for some answers. >> scary. and we have been expecting an explanation from beyonce. okay. we heard why she lip-synced the national anthem, while proving to the media she can actually sing it. i can't wait to discuss that. >> to all of the haters, to all of the critics
kerry started this week. secretary of state kerry. senator hagel still waiting for his confirmation up in the i w night talking about dick cheney earlier. dick cheney giving a speech in wyoming who took off on the president pilots he said "the performance now of barack obama as he staffs up the national security team for the second term is dismal. frankly, what he has appointed are second-rate people, hagel was chosen because obama wants to have i arepublican that he can use to take the heat for what he plans to do to the department of defense." there is an unbowed dick cheney. >> well, listen, senator hagel didn't do his new boss, president obama, any favors by looking befuddled and confused and clueless as to what the department of defense does an agency he's up to now run so i don't think senator hagel did himself any favors nour the president. when you look at how republicans have sort of stood back and i think given the president a lot of running room in foreign policy it was because of the belief that secretary clinton, secretary gates were incredibly competent and incredibly re
. >> chuck hagel, had a pretty rough confirmation hearing. >> were you correct or incorrect. >> my reference to the -- >> can you answer the question, senator hagel? >> he seemed to lose some of the republican support he may have had. are you still confident after that performance that the democrats will stand behind him and he'll get confirmed? >> sure. this is a short interview. but if you interviewed me for eight hours like they interviewed him in the senate this week, you and i would both glove up a little bit. >> so chuck hagel is a fine man. he was a good senator. i served with him. he's a republican. that should be a plus. we need more and i think he will be an outstanding, terrific secretary of defense. >> some of your fellow democrats seem concerned though by what you saw as a shaky performance. >> this was eight hours. give the guy a break. i thought he did pretty good. >> your incoming chairman, senator robert menendez is now reviewing his relationship with a major contributor out of florida. appears the fbi is investigating that relationship, as well. are you comfortable with him
. >> reporter: hey, rob and sunny. clinton is out, kerry is in. and chuck hagel, a republican, who you would think would be a bipartisan pick is under furnd. john kerry takes over today. will hillary clinton run for president. >> i don't know how else to say it but i'm going get back into my life again. this is going to be new for me. i don't know how i'm going to react to it, to be honest. >> reporter: senator kerry takes over. president obama's choice to run the pentagon is a different story. former senator chuck hagel, a vietnam veteran, took heavy fire from his own party. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in the country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect? >> i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things. >> you refuse to answer that question. >> reporter: he was hammered by gop senators who said he was too tough on israel. he was talked to about referring to pro-israeli groups at the jewish lobby. >> i misstated. i've just been handed a note that i misspoke and said i supported the presi
the secretary of state confirmed. they have foiled attempts to confirm chuck hagel, denying him the 60 votes needed. the nomination is hardly dead. it looks increasingly likely that the democrats will be able to muster the needed votes but they will have to take a 10-day recess. again. the republicans have blocked cluck hagel from being confirmed. >>> today is the day that singles tend to go looking for love. >> but you also want to stay safe and in the fall for a scammer on the web. make sure you guard your heart. never give out personal information to someone until you've met face to face. do your due diligence first. google potential dates. find out what you can about their background. keep high standards, and also make sure you check in with the reputable data sites only. steer clear of apps with compatible tests. they tend to have fees. >>> if you're looking for unconditional love, dogs and cats are the perfect partners. >> there's a valentine's day adoption special. from now until sunday, the adoption fee is being reduced to $44. >> just trying to share the love. we know that animals b
this afternoon the president was thrown a curveball. he saw his secretary of defense nominee chuck hagel would be confirmed, but jonathan karl tells us it didn't happen. >> reporter: today was the day the president hoped he would have a new secretary of defense, but republicans blocked a straight up or down vote on his nomination. they don't like him for a lot of reasons, but their complaint today, was they said he didn't turn over enough financial information. the white house is calling this unconscionable and the president in an online chat said, quote, it's unfortunate this kind of politics at a time when i'm presiding over a war in afghanistan and i need a secretary of defense. this is a delay for the president. it's a setback for the president, but it's not a defeat. even hagel's strongest critic said he believes hagel will be confirmed, just not quite as soon as the president hoped. >> thanks so much, jonathan karl. >>> still ahead on "world news," all of us on this planet are about to see a close encounter. what former astronauts are doing to watch out for the planet earth tonight. i'm
of kathy hagel inside with two toddlers. >> there were two small children inside the home, probably three and under and one was her natural child. one was a relative. >> the two children were unharmed. neither was related to the suspect. the suspect is former aquaint tans of the victim. >> the victim is married. however, the suspect is not her husband. he was out of state at the time the homicide occurred. we do not believe there's a current romantic relationship between the suspect and the victim. >> reporter: at this point police haven't charged the suspect and are trying to find out a motive. neighbors are saying it's such a shame. >> i never hear this happening in this neighborhood. this is a very quiet place, safe place. a lot of police officers living around here. it's sad. >> reporter: now county police say they expect the charges to be filed against the 33-year-old suspect sometime tomorrow. roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news. >>> it's estimated as many as 200,000 ravens fans attended the super bowl celebration yesterday but almost lost in the masses was a mob which terrorized some fan
for at least a few more days. republicans in the senate have blocked a vote on chuck hagel's nomination. and since congress is in recess for the president's day holiday, the next time the nomination can be taken up is a week from monday. president obama accused republicans of playing politics. but they deny it. >>> and also, senator frank lautenberg makes it official. he will not run for his current term. he is the oldest member of the senate. he will not seek a sixth term. that eliminates a primary battle between newark, new jersey, mayor, cory booker. he's announced his intent to run for the senate in december. >>> and rahm emanuel is reportedly considering a white house run in 2016. "the daily beast" says imew ema would run if hillary clinton does not. emanuel used to be president obama's chief of staff, in addition to working in the clinton white house, as well. we just had the inauguration. already, the chatter about 2016. >> throwing it in. >> it's always the next election. >> what's coming up next? >>> and what's coming up next for you guys is weather across our nation. light sno
hagel tomorrow. some republicans say they'll vote no unless the white house provides more information on the benghazi attack. but hagel is expected to get the 60 votes needed for approval. >>> and there's a delay in the vote to confirm john brennan as head of cia. the top democratic lawmaker is demanding more details about deadly drone strikes against terror targets. last week, brennan defended the strikes in his confirmation testimony. but also said he welcomed more discussion on the controversial program. >>> meanwhile, the military has approved a new medal for members involved in drone strikes and cyber warfare. the new distinguished warfare medal outranks the bronze star, which is the fourth-highest medal for valor. and is usually awarded for heroic action on the battlefield. it recognizes the current realities of war. >>> another drug tunnel between the u.s. and mexico has been shut down. this one discovered in southern arizona. police say the crude, hand-dug tunnel is about 68 feet long and 2 feet wide. more than 1,200 pounds of pot was found inside. >>> with that, a look at wea
chuck hagel's confirmation as secretary of defense. hagel is expected to have enough votes to get past the senate filibuster and be confirmed as the top pentagon official. his nomination was met with criticism by some senate republicans. >>> well, just days after speaking to millions in an ash wednesday mass, pope benedict 16 will now meet with parish priests from rome today. he's expected to talk about his personal experiences during the reformist second vatican council back in the 1960s. he made a surprise announcement last week saying he would be stepping down from his position due to health reasons. the story is continuing to develop. >>> five things to know on this thursday morning. check your fridge before making your salad and heading off to work today because taylor farms retail is recalling some baby spinach because it could be contaminated with e. coli. it was sold around several labels. >>> the numbers have gone up 4% since 2002. in the study half the women who used the pill said they did it because they had unprotected sex. >>> passengers aboard a carnival cruise ship will
democratic leaders plan to vote on chuck hagel's confirmation as secretary of defense. this is clearing the way for him to become president barack obama's new pentagon chief despite opposition from some republicans. hagel is expected to have enough votes to get past the senate filibuster and be confirmed as the top pentagon official. he needs 60 votes to make that happen. >>> president obama is due to take part in google+ and the hangout where he will answer questions on his state of the union address. selected participants will ask questions about his address to congress and you can also and questions via the white house's youtube channel. the hangout will start at 4:50. >>> well, if you're a teacher some state lawmakers want to help you out. they want to give you a bigger tax break for school supplies you buy. the bill would allow teachers to write off as much as $500 for school supplies they purchase out of pocket. right now you get $250 from the federal government for those supplies. but the state doesn't have any such offer. similar bills failed in 2003 and 2004 and 2005 because th
. >>> senate democrat leaders are expected to vote on chuck hagel's confirmation as secretary of defense. a chairperson believes hagel has enough votes to get past the senate fill buster and be confirmed as the top pentagon first of all. the na plans to hold a news conference today in tennessee to respond to the president's state of the union address. on tuesday, the president called on congress to vote on a package of proposed measures including a ban on a sale of assault weapons and mandatory background check. >>> robin roberts will be on the cover of "people" magazine this week. inside the gma co-anchor talks about the battle with cancer. pick up a copy at newsstands beginning tomorrow. >>> today a collection of love letters between lyndon johnson and lady bird johnson will be available for the public to read. nearly 100 letters were written by the couple during their two month court ship back in 1934. they're going to go on display at the presidential library in austin. >>> it doesn't matter how old you are, valentine's day is a holiday everyone can enjoy. >> absolutely with that bei
, and argentina. >> jeff hagel joins us with more reaction locally. >> reporter: archbishop william laurie said he visited the vatican 7 weeks ago and saw no signs of the pope slowing down, muff less resigning. >> the minute i heard about it, i was surprised. i certainly didn't expect to hear that this morning. >> reporter: installed by pope benedict xvi as the 16th archbishop of baltimore, williams said the he saw no signs of the pontiff's imminent retirement. >> he spoke once again about baltimore. and so, the holy father's mental alertness and acuity certainly seemed pretty wonderful to me. >> reporter: while the last pope to resign did so 600 years ago, the archbishop says benedict may be renouncing the rest of his time to prayer. >> this is a solemn occasion for us of course, but i hope we recognize the humanity of this pope who recognized that the stamina required for this role wasn't his any longer. he really announced this to the whole world. that takes a marvelous, holy, and strong person to do this. i would like to recognize that at this moment. >> reporter: in a statement, average bisho
the medal to a veteran and to six teachers killed during the sandy hook massacre. >>> and chuck hagel will have to wait to find out if he will be the next secretary of defense. senate republicans have succeeded in filibustering the nominee for the job. for the first time, the nomination has been filibustered. lawmakers will look into the nomination again when they turn from the recess at the end of the month. >>> and a debate nationally and here in the state. we're talking about the effort for gun control. advocates will be talking about the implications of the governor's firearms safety act. they will comment on parts of the bill that make the criminals out of law-abiding citizens. >>> the future of anne arundel county is fuzzy but the picture could be more clear today. the act going county executive will announce if he will run for the seat. he is filling in for the former county executive who stepped down after being convicted of misconduct in office. another possible candidate for the job could be the former wife of former governor robert ehrlich. there will be no retrial for john
general. >>> the senate will vote whether to end a gop filibuster on the nomination of chuck hagel. last week it fell short of 60 votes. many gop lawmakers expect him to be contermed but with the handful of republican votes -- confirmed but with a happenedful of republican votes. >>> -- handful of republican votes. >>> this morning on good morning maryland jacoby jones will be there among the contestants named for the coming up season of dancing with the stars. this was the last time we saw him on the field returning the 108 yard kick bringing home the lombardi trophy and now he is going after the mirror balled trophy. >> michelle obama sat down with robin roberts to talk about the anniversary to fight causes for obesity. good morning america starts after good morning maryland on abc2 right after this show. dancing with the stars, i wonder who else is going to be on there. do you have a pick you want to see. >>i don't know. they have good ones. >> lynette is right here. >> gentleman could by guys. >> -- jacoby. >> i know. >> it's one of those days where you want to cuddle up. >> it is. a
. a confirmation hearing for today for secretary of defense nominee chuck hagel. republican senators block the first nomination vote with a filibuster. >>> secretary of state john kerry continues the tour of europe and the middle east and will meet the syrian opposition leaders and russian and foreign minister in berlin. >> the first witness to take the stand in the bp oil trial happens. lawyers representing thousands of gulf businesses and people say that bp put profits over safety. that trial could result in the largest civil fine of more than 17 billion dollars. >>> a private funeral for mindy mccready who took her life leaving behind two young sons. her funeral will be in fort myers florida. >>> for weeks he has been pushing the white house administration's proposal tree dues gun violence. today -- reduce gun violence today joe biden will make remarks on the first meeting of attorneys general. >>> investors are hoping for a better day than yesterday. the dow and the s&p 500 saw the biggest one-day decline of the year so far. after opening on a high the dow jones tanked 216 points and s
, chuck hagel, faced a rocky confirmation here last week to say the least. >> to say the least. >> did he hurt his performance? >> they're not even arguing he did a good job before the senate on thursday and made several mistakes, but he's likely to still get confirmed. in fact, overnight another republican senator from nebraska, mike johan, said he would support chuck hagel. that gives him two republican senators. most of the democrats are still behind him, so he's going to get confirmed, but that was an uninspiring performance at best. >> i know you will talk some football and force your roundtable to pick a favorite super bowl ad. >> force? they were having fun doing it. >> let me force you, what's your favorite ad? >> so far, i mean i like a lot of them. this year the vw ad i think is hilario hilarious. come on, be happy is fantastic. that go daddy ad is really something to see it kind of squirm inducing, i would say, but then on top of that, and they always do it, the new clydesdale ad is a real heart tugger. it is really something so a lot of them, and we're going to get all the rou
will. rob, diana? >>> a showdown in the senate today over chuck hagel's nomination as the defense secretary. democrats are going to force a vote on the nomination, rejecting demands for more information on hagel's finances. hague >>> that carnival cruise ship that's standed in the gulf of mexico is being pulled to mobile, alabama instead of mexico. it's been dead in the water since sunday when a fire knocked out its engines. it's scheduled to arrive in the u.s. on thursday. there are more than 4200 people on that ship. passengers and loved ones stay it's not a good scene on board. >> there's no lights. no water. we can't flush. some people were able to shower. no one was injured. most of us are camping out on the top deck. >> they're all crying and hisser the call. they want to go home. >> abc news learned this is the third trip in which the "triumph" has suffered propulsion problems. the ship's next two voyages are been canceled and passengers will receive a full refund. >> interesting note here. apparently it's been towed to alabama to save the company millions and millions of d
and high capacity magazines, things are going to get messy. >>> a vote for chuck hagel's nomination has been postponed. hagel still has the backing of all the democrats in the senate. the vote was set for today and is postponed to next week. >>> now to a medical headline this morning and a health care burden for the u.s. neurologists predict the number of alzheimer's patients is expected to triple by the year 2050. that's when as many as 14 million patients may need care for the disease. the startling projection follows a study of patient records, as well as census numbers. >> doctors are warning parents about a strain of whooping cough. the new england journal"the new medicine" reports it's caused by a vaccine resistant strain. it's the worst outbreak of its kind in 60 years. >>> and what will be the story of the weekend. a powerful blizzard is zeroing in on the northeast, threatening to bring fierce winds and up to two feet of snow. the nor'easter expected to be the worst in years, is moving in from the gulf coast and the great lakes. snow is coming down this morning in chicago. but b
secretary of defense. democratic leaders are expected to force a vote on the nomination of chuck hagel tomorrow. some republicans say they'll vote no unless the white house provides more information about the benghazi attack. however, hagel is expected to get the 60 votes needed for approval. >>> also president obama answers questions in a google powered fireside hangout this afternoon, two days after he delivered the big state of the union address. it will be streamed live starting at 4:50 eastern time. >>> an ailing pope benedict celebrated his last public mass at st. peter's basilica. the pope was visibly moved by the thunderous applause and in his final homily, the pope warned about internal church rivalries and thanked the faithful for their support. >>> millions of christians marked the beginning of lent by getting ashes on the foreheads in observance of ash wednesday. >> and an episcopal church made it extra convenience for those with a busy schedule. drive-through ashes. you heard me right. it started in st. louis back in 2007 and has since really taken off. ashes to go. we lik
hagel as the next secretary of defense has been put off for ten days. top republicans in the senate blocked a vote over their demand for more information on the benghazi attack from the white house. president obama accused them of playing politics with national security during wartime. obama to the group of americans who aren't sure where the treasury department is still minting pennies. the president said he thinks pennies are kind of nostalgic and said they're an example of government not getting rid of something that just doesn't work in order to replace it with something that does. pennies cost more to make than they're worth. >>> and now the feisty great grandmother in north carolina who stood her ground. she wanted to remain anonymous after a run-in with would-be robbers. the 78-year-old got home and encountered three young men in her driveway. they demanded her purse. they even had a gun. but she chased them away. >> i worked all my life, and no snotty nosed brat is going to take that away from me. >> the woman said her husband told her she should have just given up the purse
a bitter political fight, chuck hagel now has enough votes to become the nation's next defense secretary. support from senator richard shelby put him over the top. shelby says "he's probably as good as we're going to get." a confirmation vote is expected next week. >>> let's just say up front here that the teen involved in this next story is said to be okay after a videotaped accident from about three weeks ago. check out the teenager hanging from a ski lift in new mexico. it's believed he had thrown a snowball and slipped out of the chair. he fell, boom, right there, 45 feet. he suffered a concussion, a skull fracture and several internal injuries as well. but now we believe he's home and will be fine. don't mess around on the ski lift, folks. >> not the place to do that. >>> boeing is proposing a temporary fix today to the problematic batteries on its 787 dreamliners. those batteries are blamed for at least two incidents which the batteries either caught fire or smoldered, causing smoke on board. the 787s have been grounded since those incidents. united just cut the dreamliners from it
a vote on the nomination of former senator chuck hagel for defense secretary. the committee is expected to approve the nomination and go on to the senate for a full vote. >>> the senate is holding a meeting about proposal reduing gun violence and respecting the second amendment and there's a news conference allowing people to send a message to congress about their views on gun violence. >>> sound off tonight about the proposal to close eastwood center elementary magnet school. part of a plan to merge several schools in the dundalk area. meeting is at 6 at dundalk high school. >>> more eyesores are coming down. the housing department will tear down vacant homes. this is video of crews sharing down homes last year. it's part of the vacant to value program. >>> 4:46. the victims and survivors of domestic violence were remembered and andor -- honored. american network held the memorial service last night. >> heather lynn mcgwire. 36. gun. sandra. >> during the service, the state police officer read the names of 49 people who died because of domestic violence between july 2011 and june 2012.
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committee will hold a vote today on the nomination of former senator chuck hagel for defense secretary. the committee is expected to approve the nomination and it goes to the senate for a full vote. >> today ---- >>> today empty holes will be torn down to make room for new ones. the homes on normal avenue will be demolished beginning at 10 this morning. >>> for the third year in a row bwi sets a record number of passengers went through the terminals. 23 million travelers flew out of bwi, that's a 1% increase from 2011. >>> and the baltimore orioles hope to soared to greater heights. pitchers and catchers report to spring training today insarasota florida. the rest of the team reports later this week. they are coming off the most successful season in 15 years. >>> competition at westminster kennel club dog show continues. tonight one dog will be crowned best in show. the big of the award in the competition. we are told that a local dog is in the running. >>> bust out beads because it's fat tuesday. new orleans comes alive with music food and, of course, the over the top floats. more tha
of defense confirmed. chuck hagel, a republican, who had been a senator for a dozen ye years. republicans had delayed his vote and objected over his views on iran among other things, but tonight, the senate confirming him by a vote of 58-41, with four republicans voting for him. >>> tonight, meanwhile, congress has just two days left now to make a deal or automatic spending cuts will kick in on friday. and this evening, the president arguing it would not only hurt jobs, but among other things, the country's defense. abc's chief white house correspondent jon karl breaking it down tonight. >> reporter: the president took his battle over looming spending cuts to the giant military shipbuilding facility in newport news, virginia. warning of lost jobs and worse. >> this work, along with hundreds of thousands of jobs, are currently in jeopardy, because of politics in washington. >> reporter: not just jobs, national security at risk, too. across the bay in norfolk is the "uss harry truman." it is supposed to be on its way to the persian gulf, but has to stay docked because of the cuts. back in washi
. thanks, tahman. >>> and more political news this morning. chuck hagel could be approved as defense secretary by the end of the week. on a partly line vote of 14-11, the committee has voted to send his nomination. it now appears there are enough votes to approve it. >>> chris kyle has been lied to rest in texas. family members and fellow s.e.a.l.s looked on as his motorcade moved for burial. he was shot by an iraq war vet earlier this month at a gun range. >>> millions of christians around the world observed the beginning of lent today. in one of his last official duties, pope benedict celebrates the ash wednesday mass at the vatican. it marks the first time the pope has been seen in public since his bombshell resignation announcement. his term will officially end the last day of the month, february 28th. >>> and bookies are taking big bets on who will be chosen as the next pope. marc ouellet is the favorite. >>> people in cape cod are still struggling to clean up from last week's monster blizzard. the storm also caused widespread beach erosion, washing away 20 feet to 30 feet of re
to confirm chuck hagel. yesterday he armed services committee voted to move the nomination forward. >>> banana joe won last night. he became the first of his breed to take home the title. this breed is known for the monkey face and human like qualities. >> you are not impressed. >> i like a bigger dog. >>> the ioc has recommended dropping wrestling from the summer games for 2020. later this year representatives from 8 sports including wrestling lamake presentations for the -- will make presentations for the sport to be included in the games. >>> the blizzard left so many families in parts of the northeast trapped in the homes for days is still affecting people. >> would the super bowl be rest a contingency plan for next year's game.
on former senator chuck hagel's nomination as defense secretary. the first time such a vote has been blocked for a cabinet nominee. republicans are demanding the white house reveal more details about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the fight resumes when senators return from their presidents' day recesses. >>> if confirmed, hagel will oversee the drawdown in afghanistan. it's been over a month since a u.s. service member was killed there. the longest such stretch in five years. afghans are doing much of the fighting. and for the first time, afghan women are being trained for their special forces. >>> the fda has approved what's being called the first bionic eye, allowing thousands of blind people to at least partially see again. the device is a pair of glasses with a camera that strigers electrodes implanted in the eye. it treats blindness results from a damaged retina. >>> a former mayor of san diego has admitted to gambling away a staggering $1 billion, including millions he took from her late husband's charity. maureen o'connor who was married to the founder of the jack in t
of politics, more political maneuvering over the nomination of chuck hagel as defense secretary. the nomination should go forward. the very earliest the nomination could go before the senate is a week from today when they return from their president's day vacation. >>> fuel prices have hit a record high for february and it may be months before drivers get a break. the average price for a gallon of gas is $3.71. prices have jumped 13% over the past week. the increase in costs are blamed on refinery and supply issues. price also go up even more this spring. >> next week it they'll be at a 400 year low. any way, from the gas we go to the tires, but not in the pra tigsal sense. we're talking about the tires that won a runner war yesterday in austin, texas. >> he's 23-year-old michael ball of tulsa, oklahoma. after demonstrating how he was going to do it, he completed a 26. 2 mile course. >> his fishl time, 4 hours, 24 minutes 13 seconds. he said he wanted to push his mind and body to the absolute limits. so let's hope he did that, as well. so he averaged 10 minutes and 5 seconds per
hagel. so far so good for mr. brennan. but the drone has become the hot issue, because the obama administration has kind of changed positions in the last couple of years about, you know, tactics. >>> well, the dream of luxury living is over for a squatter in south florida. andre barbossa had taken over this foreclosed mansion, claiming an archaic law called adverse possession. but the bank of america, which owns the multimillion dollar property, had him evicted. the bank even had the locks changed and posted a 24-hour guard just to make sure the place remains unoccupied. >> this story should entertain you guys. a man in tennessee has quit his job after being linked with the number 666 through his employer several times. he received i.d. badge 666. another document also included is the so-called number of the beast. and the final straw was his recent w-2 form, when it included 666. he knew then he simply had to go. >> don't accept any papers, any telephone bills, anything with number of that. >> the company says it wants walter back on the job and will issue him a new w-2 form and
hagel could be approved as defense secretary by the end of the week. the armed services committee voted to send the nomination to the senate. republicans had threatened to block his nomination, but it appears there are enough votes to approve it. >>> we're learning more now about what retirement will be like for pope benedict. the soon-to-be retiree will live in a monastery and will likely give up his beloved theological writing because of his frail health. he has a pacemaker and recently underwent surgery. >> over the past few years, he's certainly slowed down a bit. you can tell he had trouble negotiating steps. he started using the cane several months ago. not huge things. but a number of smaller ones, which take their toll. >> and still left for the vatican to decide is what exactly the ex-pope will be called. we haven't had an ex-pope in six centuries. >> we have no idea what to do with him. we don't know where to put him. >> it's rare territory for the catholic church. >>> moving on to your wednesday weather. rain and mountain snow in the northwest. snow showers around fargo and t
ride for chuck hagel on capitol hill, as key senators delay the confirmation vote on his nomination of defense secretary. there's been heated hears on whether or not to approve him. >>> and jenny mccarthy defending her cousin, melissa mccarthy, on the critic who savaged melissa on his review of "identity thief." >> coming down on the worst kind of commentary. >> that's coming up. >>> let's get to the breaking news out of south africa. the double-amputee sprinter, oscar pistorius, who captured so many hearts at the london olympics has been charged with murdering his model girlfriend. she was shot four times with his gun in his home. and abc's lama hasan has the latest. good morning, lama. >> good morning to you, george. oscar pistorius is appearing in a south african court right now, being charged with the murder of his girlfriend. police confirms there's no reports of false entry and no other suspects involved. oscar pistorius was the first-ever double-amputee at the olympics. this morning, the man known around the world as blade runner, has being charged with murder, that his model
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